Friendly countries come forward to resolve Kashmir issue: Sardar Masood

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LONDON: AJK President Sardar Masood Khan has said the South Asia will remain deprived of peace and stability until the core issue of Kashmir is not resolved according to wishes of Kashmiri oppressed people and according to UN approved resolutions.

“We ask Britain, China, US and other friendly countries to come forward and help those hapless people of Kashmir who are suffering a lot at the hands of Indian forces in Jammu & Kashmir”, he said this while addressing a reception at Pavilian in Walthamstow hosted in his honour by Waltham Forest councillors Ahsan Khan, Johar Khan and Barrister Abid Hussain under the supervision of prominent Pakistani social leader Raja Allah Ditta Khan.

He thanked friendly countries for their strong, consistent and steadfast support to the right to self-determination of the people of Jammu and Kashmir at all the international forums especially in the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

He invited overseas Pakistani and Kashmiri entrepreneurs and business persons to come to Azad Kashmir and invest in education, health, tourism and industry to help the state turn into an engine of growth for economic development.

Referring to the situation in at the LoC, AJK President said Kashmiris in the occupied territory were under siege and being killed, maimed, blinded, tortured, and hounded by the occupying forces and use of sexual molestation and rape has become an instrument of terror.

 “The Indian occupation forces are killing Kashmiris by using state terrorism to subjugate them. They are killing young men, arresting people and using civilians as a human shield in cordon and search operations. In the past two months alone twenty-six young men were killed in IOK, the president said.

He went on to say that in order to divert world attention from these killings and brutalities in Indian Occupied Kashmir, the Indian troops deliberately initiate fire against the civilian on the Pakistani side of Kashmir.

“Pakistan and people of Jammu and Kashmir believe India’s state terrorism or its repression against Kashmiris was not going to resolve the problem. We will have to use multilateral diplomacy to find a diplomatic solution to the dispute”.     

Kashmiris and Pakistanis, he further said didn’t think that the Kashmir dispute could be resolved through military means. It’s India that thought power and state terrorism could subjugate the people of Kashmir.  

Cllr. Ahsan Khan, Cllr. Johar Khan and Barrister Abid Hussain welcome the chief guest and paid tributes to him for his efforts for the Kashmir resolution.

On this occasion awards were given to Mohammad Bilal, Mehran Khan and Sarah Qayyum for their professional and social achievements. Cllr. Johar Khan received shield on behalf of proprietor of Pavilian venue.

Mohammed Bilal Ali was honoured to have his boxing achievements recognised by the President of Azad Kashmir. This recognition and the support he received from the well over 150 people present will only motivate him further to bigger and better things in his career and continue to make his communities proud

Winner of UK national championship of 2017 and runner up of 2018 also won northwest boxing championships 4 times. Mehran represented uk in one international boxing match in old Trafford in 2017. He is young British Kashmiri who wants to enter into professional boxing career and represent UK at international level. He was very thankful to the AK president Mr Masood for the Award. He said this was a great motivational event for him to even work more harder to achieve his future goals.